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Today's News

  • Sheriff’s department, EMS move forward with radio plans

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department and Spencer County EMS are moving forward with their switch to ICOM digital radios, and the county expects work to begin soon on its own radio tower, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said last week.
    Karrer also said that it has already been determined who owns the existing radio equipment, which can be sold to recoup costs of the new equipment.

  • State test results a mixed bag, elementary schools come out on top locally

    Editor’s note: This is the second article in a two-part series about how Spencer County Public Schools faired in the first-round of the new Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress — known as K-PREP — assessment. The K-PREP assessment replaces the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, and, according to state and local educators, has raised academic expectations for public school students across Kentucky. This week’s story takes an individual look at how each school within the district performed.

  • Local firefighter recounts his service here, abroad

    Editor’s note: The Spencer Magnet aims to feature throughout the month of November first responders in the Spencer County community who are also veterans. This week, we talked to Capt. Charles Partin of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department.

  • Local veteran knows the realities of combat

    For many, Nov. 11 is just another holiday—a day to think about our soldiers, the vague concept of “freedom,” and how war has impacted our country. Most people don’t know what it’s like to leave for work in the morning and not know if they will be coming home. Most people don’t know what it’s like to be away from their family for months; to celebrate their birthday in Middle Eastern sand; or to endure the unpredictable strain of post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • ‘I-96 shooter’ has Taylorsville ties

    A former Taylorsville resident was arrested in Michigan last week and charged in connection with what are being dubbed the I-96 shootings.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: October 2012 indictments

    The following indictments were handed down by a Spencer County Grand Jury Oct. 4, 2012:

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Strength-training tips for seniors

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    Can lifting weights help with age-related health problems? At age 70, I have diabetes, arthritis and osteoporosis and recently read that strength training could improve my conditions. What can you tell me?
    Looking for Help

    Dear Looking,
    A growing body of research shows that strength training exercises can have a profound impact on a person’s health as they age — and you’re never too old to start.

  • COLUMN: Phobia, fear, worry or anxiety — which is the worst?

    The answer: all of them. In fact, the dictionary definition of “anxiety” includes the words: fear, worry. And, phobia typically involves fear. So, since they are all alike, the column this week will focus on anxiety, in particular.
    A disorder described as Generalized Anxiety is characterized by chronic anxiety that persists for a period of at least six months.

  • COLUMN: Make good use of that leftover Halloween candy

    Halloween has come and gone and a lot of candy is left behind. I have found that Halloween candy can last far longer than one might expect, even not in the freezer. It is hard for me to pass up holiday candy clearance sales when the discount goes to 70 percent off. The candy keeps for a long time (sometimes years) and I use it for treats throughout the year.

  • Spencer County Middle School Boys’ Basketball 2012-2013 schedule

    11-13    Washington County    A    5:30 p.m.

    11-15    Bardstown    H    5:30 p.m.

    11-20    OKH    A    5:30 p.m.

    11-26    Lebanon    H    5:30 p.m.

    11-27    Bloomfield    A    5:30 p.m.

    11-29    St. Charles    A    5:30 p.m.